- Today's Editor:
- Cleve Moler
- The MathWorks, Inc.
- moler@mathworks.com

- Lanczos Book on Linear Differential Equations Sought
- Sideways Heat Equation
- Integer Solutions to Linear Systems
- Quadratic Programming Code
- Partial Difference Equations with Delays
- Sidney Fernbach Award
- Parallel Scientific Computing Session at IFIP95
- Report on HPCC Initiative
- Formal Orthogonal Polynomials
- Wiley Index on the Web
- ILAS Web Links
- Conference in Russia on Cubature Formulae
- Supercomputing Program for Undergraduate Research
- Analysis Day at Carleton University
- Discrete Math Day at Carleton University
- Conference in China on Parallel Algorithms
- Southeastern-Atlantic Conference on Differential Equations
- Workshop in Taiwan on Scientific Computation
- Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics
- Summer School on Computing Techniques in Physics
- Conference in Naples on Nonlinear Optimization
- Graduate Assistantships at Carnegie Mellon
- Position at NYU Courant Institute
- Position at Minnesota's Geometry Center

URL for the World Wide Web:
http://www.netlib.org/na-net/na_home.html
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From: SIAM <bdilisi@siam.org>

Date: Tue, 14 Feb 95 09:29:28 EST

**Subject: Lanczos Book on Linear Differential Equations Sought**

SIAM will be reprinting Cornelius Lanczos' book on Linear

Differential Equations in our Classics in Applied

Mathematics series. We are looking for someone who has

a copy of the book and who would like to donate it to

SIAM--we will have to cut and paste the pages. In exchange,

SIAM will give two complimentary copies of the new edition.

Please contact Vickie Kearn, Publisher, SIAM, 3600

University City Science Center, Philadelphia, PA 19104-2688;

e-mail: kearn@siam.org. Thank you very much.

------------------------------

From: Jim Epperson <epperson@s10.math.uah.edu>

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 09:57:53 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Sideways Heat Equation**

A colleague and I are studying what might be called the "sideways"

heat equation: no initial data, ordinary boundary data at one end

of the spatial interval, overdetermined data (fcn & deriv) at the

other end. We are aware of two papers on numerical solution of

this problem, one by Ewing and Falk in Math. Comp.(1979), and one by

Monk in SIAM J. Num. Anal.(1986).

Is anyone aware of more recent work on this problem, especially

numerical methods? We have a decently working code, but before

we invest too much time we would like to know if we are re-inventing

the wheel here.

Jim Epperson

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computer System Administrator

epperson@math.uah.edu

------------------------------

From: Jim Epperson <epperson@s10.math.uah.edu>

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 10:02:33 -0600 (CST)

**Subject: Integer Solutions to Linear Systems**

A graph theory colleague has asked about numerical approximation of

solutions to linear systems Ax = b, where the solution x is

constrained to take on values only in a set of discrete values,

typically [0,1], but not always. This isn't an area I have any

knowledge of, so I thought I'd post a query. Does anybody have

any references for something like this?

Jim Epperson

Associate Professor of Mathematics

Computer System Administrator

epperson@math.uah.edu

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From: Barry Smith <jbsmith@rsrch.econ.yorku.ca>

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 20:09:55 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Quadratic Programming Code**

Hi:

I am looking for a fast quadratic programming program (preferably in

FORTRAN) that can be used to solve very well behaved problems where the

number of constraints will almost never exceed 100 or 200. Speed is quite

important because the program has to be called many times as part of a

statistical estimation problem.

I appreciate any assitance you may be able to offer.

Barry

J. Barry Smith jbsmith@rsrch.econ.yorku.ca

Department of Economics Office: (416) 736-2100 x20586

York University, Toronto. Fax: (416) 736-5987

CANADA M3J 1P3

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From: Tatyana Luzyanina <Tatyana.Luzyanina@CS.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 18:11:14 +0100

**Subject: Partial Difference Equations with Delays**

I would like to know something about numerical and analytical analysis

of Partial Difference Equations (in particular, parabolic equations)

with Delays: mathematical software, references, ...

I'd be grateful for any information to related topics.

Tatyana Luzyanina

tatyana@cs.kuleuven.ac.be

------------------------------

From: David H. Bailey <dbailey@nas.nasa.gov>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 11:41:24 -0800

**Subject: Sidney Fernbach Award**

The 1995 Sidney Fernbach Award

Nominations for the 1995 Sidney Fernbach Award are now being solicited

by the Fernbach Award Subcommittee.

The award, which includes a certificate and a $2000 honorarium, is

presented annually by the IEEE Computer Society to an individual for

"an outstanding contribution in the application of high performance

computers using innovative approaches." The presentation of the award

is made at the annual IEEE-sponsored Supercomputing conferences.

Supercomputing '95 will be held Dec. 3-8 in San Diego, California.

The Sidney Fernbach Award was established in 1992 by the Board of

Governors of the IEEE Computer Society. It honors the memory of the

late Dr. Sidney Fernbach, one of the pioneers in the development and

application of high performance computers for the solution of large

computational problems.

The deadline for submission of nominations for this year's award is

April 24, 1995. To obtain further information or instructions for

submitting a nomination, please contact David H. Bailey at NASA Ames

Research Center, Moffett Field, CA 94035-1000, USA; tel.:

415-604-4410; e-mail: dbailey@nas.nasa.gov.

------------------------------

From: Jerzy Wasniewski <unijw@unidhp1.uni-c.dk>

Date: Sat, 18 Feb 1995 19:01:56 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Parallel Scientific Computing Session at IFIP95 **

THE PARALLEL SCIENTIFIC COMPUTING SESSION

at the IFIP Conference

MODELLING and OPTIMIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED PARAMETER SYSTEMS

with APPLICATIONS to ENGINEERING

in

Warsaw, Poland

July 17-21, 1995

organized by

the Systems Research Institute

of the Polish Academy of Sciences

A limited number of contributed, either 20 or 30 min. talks will be

selected for this session. Extended abstracts no more than two pages

should be sent to me before March 31, 1995. The text can be in Latex,

Postscript or pure ASCII. Selected presented papers will be published

after the conference in a book form by Chapman & Hall. My email address,

where the Parallel Scientific Computing Session abstracts should be sent

is:

jerzy.wasniewski@uni-c.dk

The conference contact address (payments, registration, hotel reservation)

is:

Malgorzata Peszynska, IFIP Conference

Systems Research Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences

Newelska 6, PL 01- 447 Warsaw, POLAND

phone (+4822) 364414, 370521 fax (+4822) 372772

E-mail: ifip@ibspan.waw.pl

Jerzy Wasniewski, UNI*C

The Danish Computing Center

for Research and Education

Lyngby, Denmark

------------------------------

From: Joseph Traub <traub@cs.columbia.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 8:22:17 EST

**Subject: Report on HPCC Initiative**

HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING AND COMMUNICATIONS INITIATIVE

In 1994, congress mandated a National Academy of Sciences study of the

High Performance Computing and Communication Initiative to be delivered

to the President Clinton's Science Advisor and to the Secretary of

Defence by February 1, 1995. Congress wanted advice concerning the

goals, management, and progress of this five year initiative. The

Initiative plans call for federal expenditures of 1.1 billion dollars

in 1995.

We have completed the Study. You may be particularly interested in

Recommendation 3: Continue funding a strong experimental research

program in software and algorithms for parallel computing machines.

The report is called "Evolving the High Performance Computing and

Communications Initiative to support the Nation's Information

Infrastructure" It should be available from the National Academy

Press in Washington, D.C. in a few weeks. I do not know what its price

will be.

To order, I suggest you call the National Academy Press. The main number

for the Academy is (202) 334-2000. The Study was done under the aegis of

the Computer Science and Telecommunications Board. For information on

ordering the Study, you can also contact Leslie Wade, a member of

the Board's staff. Her address is lwade@nas.edu

------------------------------

From: Claude Brezinski <Claude.Brezinski@univ-lille1.fr>

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 1995 16:43:56 +0100

**Subject: Formal Orthogonal Polynomials**

Formal Orthogonal Polynomials

The connection between formal orthogonal polynomials (FOP), a

generalization of the usual ones, and the Lanczos' method for

solving systems of linear equations is known since Lanczos own

papers of 1950 and 1952. Nowadays, more and more people working

on Lanczos and affiliated methods refer to FOP.

I would like to point out that FOP are well-known for a long

time, for instance, to those working on Pad\'e approximants

and continued fractions. Here are some references, in chronological

order, that could be quoted.

These polynomials were in fact already treated in Chapter 11

of

* H.S. Wall, Analytic Theory of Continued Fractions, Van

Nostrand, Princeton, 1948.

They can also be found in

* E.L. Stiefel, Kernel polynomials in linear algebra and their

numerical applications, in "Further Contributions to the

Solution of Simultaneous Linear Equations and the Determina-

tion of Eigenvalues", NBS Appl. Math. Series, vol. 49,

1958, pp. 1-22.

It seems that one of the first papers entirely devoted to this

topics in relation with the Pad\'e table is

* P. Wynn, A general system of orthogonal polynomials,

Quart. J. Math. Oxford, (2) 18 (1967) 81-96.

Then, there are two papers by Gragg

* W.B. Gragg, The Pad\'e table and its relation to certain

algorithms of numerical analysis, SIAM Rev., 14 (1972)

1-62.

* W.B. Gragg, Matrix interpretations and applications of the

continued fraction algorithm, Rocky Mt. J. Math.,

4 (1974) 213-225.

Let me mention my own book on the subject where the connection

between FOP, the Lanczos method and the topological epsilon-algorithm

is treated in detail

* C. Brezinski, Pad\'e-Type Approximation and General Orthogonal

Polynomials, ISNM vol. 50, Birkh\"auser, Basel, 1980.

The non-definite case was treated in the book by Draux where it

seems that the word "formal" first appeared

* A. Draux, Polyn\^omes Orthogonaux Formels, Applications,

LNM vol. 974, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1983.

More recently, the algebra of linear functionals on the space of

polynomials was formalized by Maroni in a series of papers

* P. Maroni, Sur quelques espaces de distributions qui sont des

formes lin\'eaires sur l'espace vectoriel des polyn\^omes, in

"Polyn\^omes Orthogonaux et Applications", C. Brezinski et al.

eds., LNM vol. 1171, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1985, pp; 184-194.

* P. Maroni, Prol\'egom\`enes \`a l'\'etude des polyn\^omes

orthogonaux, Ann. Mat. Pura ed Appl., 149 (1987) 165-184

* P. Maroni, Le calcul des formes lin\'eaires et les polyn\^omes

orthogonaux semi-classiques, in "Orthogonal Polynomials and

their Applications", M. Alfaro et al. eds., LNM vol. 1329,

Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1988, pp. 279-288.

* P. Maroni, Une th\'eorie alg\'ebrique des polyn\^omes orthogonaux,

applications aux polyn\^omes semi-classiques, in "Orthogonal

Polynomials and their Applications", C. Brezinski et al. eds.,

J.C. Baltzer, Basel, 1991, pp. 95-130.

Biorthogonal polynomials also play a role in some generalizations

of the Lanczos method. They can be found in

* C. Brezinski, Biorthogonality and its Applications to Numerical

Analysis, Marcel Dekker, New York, 1992.

For the connection between FOP and the Lanczos method, two papers

by Gutknecht should be mentionned

* M.H. Gutknecht, A completed theory of the unsymmetric Lanczos

process and related algorithms, Part I, SIAM J. Matrix Anal.

Appl., 13 (1992) 594-639; Part II, idem, 15 (1994) 15-58.

There are, of course, many other sources that could have been

quoted but, for length reasons, they have not been given here.

Claude Brezinski

Laboratoire d'Analyse Num\'erique et d'Optimisation

UFR IEEA - M3

Universit\'e des Sciences et Technologies de Lille

59655 -Villeneuve d'Ascq cedex, France

------------------------------

From: Helen Ramsey <ramsey@wiley.co.uk>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 16:33:20 PST

**Subject: Wiley Index on the Web **

John Wiley & Sons are pleased to announce the availability of a

cumulative index on the internet, accessible via the World Wide Web,

for the following journals:

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING

Coverage from first issue (1969) forwards

COMMUNICATIONS IN NUMERICAL METHODS IN ENGINEERING

Coverage from first issue (1985) forwards

* On-line access to a Cumulative Index covering a wealth of

engineering research material

* Facilitates research

* Offers field searching by keyword, author, volume/issue number, year

* Regular updates

ACCESSIBLE VIA URL http://www.ep.cs.nott.ac.uk/wiley/numeng.html

------------------------------

From: Danny Hershkowitz <hershkow@techunix.technion.ac.il>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 12:43:10 +0200 (EET)

**Subject: ILAS Web Links**

IIC (ILAS INFORMATION CENTER) is happy to announce a new service:

Links to members' home pages.

Those of you who wish to have links from our database center to their

home page should e-mail their home page address to Danny Hershkowitz at

hershkow@techunix.technion.ac.il

------------------------------

From: Ronald Cools <Ronald.Cools@CS.kuleuven.ac.be>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 13:02:45 +0100 (MET)

**Subject: Conference in Russia on Cubature Formulae**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

3TH CONFERENCE ON CUBATURE FORMULAE AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Dear Colleague,

The Krasnoyarsk State Technical University and the Institute of

Mathematics and Computer Science have the pleasure to inform you

about of the third conference on

"CUBATURE FORMULAE AND THEIR APPLICATIONS"

which will be held in Krasnoyarsk October 9-15, 1995.

Organising Committee

Prof. Dr. Mikhail V. Noskov

Department of Appl. Math.

Krasnoyarsk State Technical University

Kirenskogo 26

Krasnoyarsk 660074, Russia

E-mail: vsid@depte.Kgtu.Krasnoyarsk.su

fax: ++7-391-2-43-06-92

tel.: ++7-391-2-43-59-86

Prof. Dr. Ronald Cools

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Department of Computer Science

Celestijnenlaan 200 A

B-3001 Heverlee, Belgium

E-mail: ronald@cs.kuleuven.ac.be

fax: ++32-16-32-79-96

tel.: ++32-16-32-75-62

Prof. Dr. Marat D. Ramazanov

Institute of Math. and Computer Science

Chernishevskogo 112

Ufa, Bashkiria, 450000, Russia

Prof. Dr. Iakov M. Zhileikin

Moscow State University

NIIVC, Leninskie gori, Moscow.

Prof. Dr. Anatolii M. Fedotov

Department of MO EVM

Krasnoyarsk State Technical University

Kirenskogo 26,

Krasnoyarsk 660074, Russia.

The Organising Committee is happy to invite all persons

interested in cubature formulae (theory, constructions and

applications connected with cubature formulae). [Please observe

that at these meetings, quadrature is considered to be a special

case of cubature. -- R.C.]

If you wish to take part in the Conference, please inform

Prof. M. Noskov. He can give some addition information about

the Conference.

Abstracts should be send to the address of Prof. Ramazanov.

The deadline for sending your abstract (1 page) is May 15, 1995.

Sincerely yours

Prof. M. Noskov

Chairman of the Organising Committee

------------------------------

From: Jeanne C. Butler <jeanne@tc.cornell.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 07:15:11 -0500

**Subject: Supercomputing Program for Undergraduate Research**

CORNELL THEORY CENTER

SUPERCOMPUTING PROGRAM FOR UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

(SPUR)

JUNE 4 - AUGUST 4, 1995

The Cornell Theory Center is pleased to announce our 1995 Supercomputing

Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR). Please forward this

announcement to others who might be interested.

Additional information about SPUR, including a complete list of

this year's projects, registration form, last year's program, projects,

and students, is available on the World Wide Web at:

http://www.tc.cornell.edu/Edu/CTC/EduUndergrad.html

GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SPUR

SPUR offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a

computational science research project while developing skills in

the use of high performance computing technologies. Students

may apply to work on a specific research project under the guidance

of a faculty or staff member at Cornell University. The proposed projects

explore current research problems in areas such as acoustics, climate

modeling, chemistry, social dynamics, earthquake modeling, pollution

remediation, and fractals. Several of the projects include a strong

visualization component.

Successful applicants will attend a nine week research program at Cornell

University and will pursue the research projects using the high-performance

computing resources of the Cornell Theory Center. Students will receive a

$2,000 stipend, travel allowance, room (shared dorm room) and partial board

(dinner allowance at campus dining facilities) during the nine week program.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

An applicant must be an undergraduate student (graduating not before December

1995) who is a U.S. Citizen or permanent resident. Students should have

relevant coursework for the research area, as well as coursework or

programming experience in FORTRAN or C. Students who participated in 1994

are not eligible in 1995.

Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to

apply. Students from four-year colleges with limited research facilities

are also encouraged to apply.

HOW TO APPLY

An applicant must submit a completed application form, two faculty

letters of recommendation, and college transcript(s).

Applications must be received by February 28, 1995. Students

will be notified of their acceptance no later than March 22.

For more information or an application form (email or hardcopy), contact:

Donna Smith, Workshop Coordinator

Cornell Theory Center

422 Engineering and Theory Center Building

Ithaca, New York 14853-3801

Email: spur@tc.cornell.edu

Telephone: 607/254-8614

Fax: 607/254-8888

It is anticipated that this program will be sponsored by the National Science

Foundation; the program is dependent upon approval of funding through the

Research Experiences for Undergraduates Program.

------------------------------

From: Irwin Pressman <ipress@math.carleton.ca>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 16:54:34 EST

**Subject: Analysis Day at Carleton University**

The Department of Mathematics and Statistics:

Carleton University

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

17th PURE AND APPLIED ANALYSIS DAY

SATURDAY, APRIL 8, 1995

ROOM 103, STEACIE BUILDING

PROFESSOR CHRISTIANE ROUSSEAU (Universite de Montreal)

Finite Cyclicity of Graphs and Hilbert's 16th Problem

for Quadratic Vector Fields

PROFESSOR LEE LORCH (York University)

Monotonicity Properties of Bessel Functions

PROFESSOR P.G. ROONEY (University of Toronto)

On Mellin Multipliers

Further information may be obtained by writing:

Dr. G. Zelmer

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Carleton University

1125 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1S 5B6

(613) 788-2600 (ext. 2123 )

E-mail: gzelmer@math.carleton.ca - Fax No. (613)788-3536

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From: Irwin Pressman <ipress@math.carleton.ca>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 17:07:02 EST

**Subject: Discrete Math Day at Carleton University**

CARLETON UNIVERSITY

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Discrete Mathematics Day

Friday, April 7, 1995

Farid Alizadeh (Rutgers)

Semidefinite programming and its application to combinatorial optimization

Andrew Odlyzko (AT & T Bell Labs)

Increasing subsequences in random permutations

Carsten Thomassen (Technical University of Denmark)

Determinants, permanents, and cycles in graphs

For further information please contact Bruce Richter

E-mail: brichter@math.carleton.ca; FAX (613)-788-3536

or, Irwin Pressman, ipress@math.carleton.ca)

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From: Jianping Shao <jshao@piper.cs.colorado.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 1995 16:04:28 -0700 (MST)

**Subject: Conference in China on Parallel Algorithms**

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS

ICPA'95

International Conference On Parallel Algorithms

Wuhan University, Wuhan, China

October 15--19, 1995

Organized by Wuan University (China)

Co-organized by Loughborough University of Technology (United Kingdom), Beijing

Institute of Applied Physics and Computational Mathematics (China), Australian

National University (Australia) and Changsha Institute of Technology (China)

Sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, National Defence

Research Council of Science and Technology of China, Chinese Computer Society

and State Education Committee of China

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

o High performance parallel computer systems and their performance evaluation

o Theory and implementation of parallel and distributed computing

o Parallel algorithms based on domain decomposition methods and multigrid

o Design and analysis of numerical and non-numerical parallel algorithms

o Theory of celluar automation models and their applications

o Lattice gas and lattic Boltzmann

o Evolutionary algorithms and parallel problem solver from nature

o Neural networks and applications

o Software tools and environments for parallel computers

o Systolic algorithms and parallel implementations

o Software engineering aspects relating to parallel computing

o Industrial, scientific and commercial applications for pipelined, vector array, parallel and distributed computers

o Other aspects and applications relating to massively parallel computations

Organizing Committee:

Lishan Kang, Chairman (Wuhan Univ., China),

David J.Evans, Co-Chairman (Loughborough Univ. of Tech., United Kingdom)

Baolin Zhang (Beijing Inst. of Applied Phys. & Comput. Math., China),

Bill Buzbee (National Center for Atmospheric Research, United States),

Garry Rodrigue (Univ. of California--Davis, United States),

Heinz Muehlenbein (GMD, Germany),

Janusz S.Kowalik (Boeing Computer Services, United States),

Qiming He, Secretary in General (Wuhan Univ., China)

Xiaomei Li (Changsha Inst. of Tech., China)

Technical Program Committee:

Richard Brent, Chairman (Australian National Univ., Australia)

Ann H.Hayes (Los Alamos National Laboratory, United States),

Chi-Wang Shu (Brown Univ., United States),

Criag C.Douglas (IBM T.J.Watson Research Center, United States),

Horst D.Simon (NASA Ames Research Center, United States),

Jacques Periaux (Dassault Aviation, France),

N.Petkov (Univ. of Groningen, Netherlands),

Olof Widlund (New York Univ., United States),

R.C.T.Lee (Providence Univ., Taiwan Univ., China),

Roland Glowinski (Univ. of Houston, United States),

Thomas Y.Hou (California Inst. of Tech., United States),

Toshio Shimada (Nagoya Univ., Japan),

Yuanxiang Li (Wuhan Univ., China),

Yuri Boglaev (Laurentian Univ., Canada).

Professor Lishan Kang

Chair, ICPA'95

Director, Institute of Software Engineering

Wuhan University, Wuhan 430072, P.R.China

Tel:+86-27-7822712 ext. 2438 Fax:+86-27-7812661

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From: Bill McKinney <mckinney@newton.math.ncsu.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 19:36:25 EST

**Subject: Southeastern-Atlantic Conference on Differential Equations**

FIRST ANNOUNCEMENT

THE FIFTEENTH ANNUAL

SOUTHEASTERN-ATLANTIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE

ON

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS

OCTOBER 13-14, 1995

North Carolina State University

PRINCIPAL SPEAKERS

Christopher I. Byrnes, Washington University

Michael G. Crandall, University of California at Santa Barbara

Christine A. Shoemaker, Cornell University

In addition to the three principal lectures, there will also be

sessions for twenty minute contributed talks. A second announcement

with a tentative list of conference participants and details

regarding registration and reservations will be mailed in July

1995. Anyone who wishes to participate or remain on the mailing

list should either notify one of the organizers below or send

e-mail to searcde@math.ncsu.edu by July 1, 1995.

For further information contact:

Ben Fitzpatrick (919) 515-7552, bfitz@math.ncsu.edu

Bill McKinney (919) 515-3265, mckinney@math.ncsu.edu

Michael Shearer (919) 515-3298, shearer@math.ncsu.edu

Department of Mathematics

North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC 27695-8205

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From: Zi-Cai Li <zcli@ibm24.math.nsysu.edu.tw>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 17:17:27 -1600

**Subject: Workshop in Taiwan on Scientific Computation**

Workshop on Scientific Computation in Southern Taiwan

Department of Applied Mathematics

National Sun Yat-Sen University

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

February 25, 1995

Topics include numerical methods, mathematical modelling, computer simulation,

and their applications in Chemistry, Engineering, Mechanics, etc.

I. Keynote Speeches:

(1). A Review of Numerical Solutions of ODEs,

T. D. Bui, Concordia University, Canada.

(2). Fast Algorithms for Scientific Computation,

C.I. Chern, National Taiwan University, Taiwan.

II. Invited lectures:

(1) Elastic Waves Modelling-Generalized Ray Method,

C. F. Shieh, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan.

(2) Computational Issues in Robust Control,

J. C. Juang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.

(3) The Generalized Stream Structure for HEN/MEN Synthesis,

C. T. Chang, National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan.

(4) Computer Simulation Applied on Polymer Dynamics,

C. L. Chen, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan.

(5) Design Vehicle SIR System by using Computer Simulation Technique,

D. S. Liu, National Chung-Cheng University, Taiwan.

(6) Simulation of Radiation Effects on Printed Circuits,

T. S. Horng, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan.

(7) High Performance Computing in Taiwan,

D. Lee, National Center for High-Performance Computing, Taiwan.

Workshop Correspondence:

Z. C. Li, and T. T. Lu,

National Sun Yat-Sen University,

Department of Applied Mathematics,

Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

E-mail: zcli@math.nsysu.edu.tw, and ttlu@math.nsysu.edu.tw

Fax: (886)-7-5319479 or (886)-7-5327951

Tel: (886)-7-5316171, ext 4824 and 3707

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From: Bette Byrne <Bette.Byrne@comlab.ox.ac.uk>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 07:27:19

**Subject: Conference on Numerical Methods for Fluid Dynamics**

CONFERENCE ON NUMERICAL METHODS

FOR FLUID DYNAMICS: OXFORD:

3 - 6 APRIL 1995

Organising Committee

Professor K W Morton (Oxford)

Dr M J Baines (Reading)

Dr M J P Cullen (Meteorolgical Office)

Dr C L Farmer (INTERA)

Dr M G Hall (DRA, Farnborough)

Invited Speakers include:

H Deconinck (VKI, Belgium)

J C R Hunt (Meteorological Office)

M A Leschziner (UMIST)

D Mavriplis (ICASE, NASA Langley)

K W Morton (Oxford)

K G Powell (Michigan)

A Quarteroni (Milan)

S Rill (Deutsche Aerospace Airbus GmbH, Germany)

A N Staniforth (Quebec)

B Stoufflet (Avions Marcel Dassault, France)

J Thomas (NASA Langley)

N P Weatherill (Swansea)

P Wesseling (Delft)

This is the fourth international conference on CFD

organised by the ICFD (Institute for Computational Fluid

Dynamics), a joint research organisation at the

Universities of Oxford and Reading set up in 1983 with

the support of the SERC to collaborate with industry in

this area. Previous conferences were held at the

University of Reading in 1985 and 1992 and at the

University of Oxford in 1988 in a series of conferences

on the same theme held on the two sites over the last

thirteen years.

The aim of the conference, as in previous years, is to

bring together mathematicians and engineers and other

scientists in the field of computational aerodynamics and

computational fluid dynamics to review recent advances in

mathematical and computational techniques for modelling

fluid flows.

Enquiries regarding registration for the conference should

be addressed to:

Mrs B Byrne

ICFD Secretary

Oxford University Computing Laboratory

Wolfson Building

Parks Road

Oxford OX1 3QD

UK

Telephone: 01865 273883

Facsimile: 01865 273839

Email: bette@comlab.ox.ac.uk

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From: Jerzy Wasniewski <unijw@unidhp1.uni-c.dk>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 11:46:17 +0200 (METDST)

**Subject: Summer School on Computing Techniques in Physics**

A n n o u n c e m e n t

a n d

C a l l f o r P a p e r s

10th Summer School on Computing Techniques in Physics

"High Performance Computing in Science"

September 5-14, 1995

Skalsky dvur, Czech Republic

Director

Dr. J. Nadrchal, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic

Scientific Advisory Committee

Dr. P. H. Borcherds, University of Birmingham, UK

Dr. M. Bubak, Institute of Computer Science, Cracow, Poland

Prof. A. Hansen, NTH, Trondheim, Norway

Dr. M. Hodous, CSCS Manno, Switzerland

Dr. E. Lingeman, NIKHEF Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. J. Masek, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic

Prof. D. Stauffer, University of Cologne, FRG

Dr. I. Veltrusky, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic

Organized by

European Physical Society/Computational Physics Group

Local Organization by

Physical Scientific Section of the Union of Czech

Mathematicians and Physicists

Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences

Place

The School will be held in the hotel "Skalsky dvur" in central

Moravia near small town Bystrice nad Pernstejnem.

Aims and Scope

The School will address problems and needs of high-performance

computing on vector and parallel supercomputers, and workstation

clusters.

The scientific programme will include a survey of modern means

of high-performance computation and presentations of methods of

their application in theoretical physics, physical chemistry and

other sciences, inc. successful programs and results. A special

attention will be devoted to the comparison of various scientific

fields. It is intended to spend 90 per cent of time by invited

lectures, the rest by panel discussions and scientific communications

of participants.

A special emphasis is put on bringing together people from Central

and Eastern Europe with those from the West to share experiences with

the most advanced computer means that are more and more available in

the East of Europe.

Scientific Programme:

A. INTRODUCTORY TOPICS

J. Dongarra, University of Tennesse and Oak Ridge National Laboratory,

USA: PVM and MPI: Tools for Concurrent Computing

P. Marksteiner, Vienna University Computer Center, Austria: High

Performance Computing - An Overview

F. L. VanScoy, West Virginia University, USA: Converting Traditional

Sequential or Vector Algorithms to Data Parallel Algorithms

R. Roskies, University of Pittsburgh, USA: High Performance Computing

in the NSF Centers in the U.S.

I. Duff, CERFACS Toulouse, RAL Chilton, France: A Review of Frontal

Methods for Solving Linear Systems

M. Livny, Computer Sciences Department, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison,

USA: High-performance Computing on Workstation Clusters

A. M. Cohen, Technical University, Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Lie

Algebraic Computation

B. SIMULATION TECHNIQUES IN PHYSICS

D. W. Heermann, University of Heidelberg, Germany: Parallelization of

Algorithms for Physics Problems

G. Batrouni, GMCM, University of Rennes, France: World Line Simulations

of the Bosonic Hubbard Model Phase Diagram in the Ground State

P.H. Borcherds, University of Birmingham, UK: Interactive Computing

and Nonlinear Dynamics

M. Kotrla, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic: Numerical

Simulations in the Theory of Crystal Growth

A. Maksymowicz, AGH Cracow, Poland: Computer Simulation of Dynamics

of Surface Growth

D. Stauffer, Institute for Theoretical Physics, Cologne University,

Germany: Algorithms for Biological Ageing

W. Selke, IFF-Research Centre, Juelich, Germany: Monte Carlo Simulations

of Ising Models

C. QUANTUM MECHANICS AND CHEMISTRY

V. Drchal, Institute of Physics, Prague, Czech Republic: Ab initio

Calculations of the Atomic and Electronic Structure of Solids and

their Surfaces

D. MISCELLANEOUS

J.W. Perram, Odense University, Denmark: Object Oriented Development of

Parallel Application in Polymer Dynamics

W. Duch, Nikolas Copernicus University Torun, Poland: Psychophysics

Proceedings:

A copy of the abstracts of all invited and submitted papers will be

available to the participants at the time of registration. The School

proceedings will be published by Elsevier in 1996.

Deadlines:

Abstracts -- April 31, 1995

Registration -- June 15, 1995

For more information contact:

Dr. J. Nadrchal

Institute of Physics

Cukrovarnicka 10, 162 00 Praha 6

Czech Republic

Email: hpcs@fzu.cz

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From: Gerardo Toraldo <toraldo@matna2.dma.unina.it>

Date: Fri, 17 Feb 1995 15:49:27 -0600

**Subject: Conference in Naples on Nonlinear Optimization**

PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

Short Conference on ``High Performance Software for

Nonlinear Optimization: Status and Perspectives''.

On June 22-23 1995 (following the Workshop in Erice on Nonlinear

Optimization) the CPS will host a short conference on

``High Performance Software for Nonlinear Optimization: Status

and Perspectives''.

The conference, which will be held in Naples, will

focus on the current state of optimization software, mainly

referring to the high performance computing aspects. The presen-

tations will be an authoritative overview of the field, including

its algorithmic developments, current software and applications

and future perspectives. There will be a series of longer lec-

tures given by invited speakers (availability as been already

given by Dr. P.Matstoms, Prof J. J. More', Prof. P.M. Pardalos,

and Prof. P.L. Toint) , as well as a selection of contribution

papers will be presented. The conference will be an informal

forum for researchers on the field of numerical optimization to

present their results. The conference Committee includes Prof.

Jorge More' (Argonne National Laboratory) , Prof. Almerico Murli

(Univerity of Naples), Prof. Panos Pardalos (University of Florida)

Anyone who is currently working on

Numerical Optimization Software or on a related field, or would

like to learn about the area, should not miss this Conference!

For more information or for registration, send an e-mail message

to hpsno@matna2.dma.unina.it

or send a letter to: Prof. Almerico Murli (Head of the CPS)

Universita` di Napoli "Federico II"

Dipartimento di Matematica e Applicazioni,

Complesso Monte S.Angelo, ed. T, Via Cintia

80126, Napoli - ITALY . E-MAIL murli@matna2.dma.unina.it

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From: Omar Ghattas <Omar_Ghattas@ptarmigan.warp.cs.cmu.edu>

Date: Mon, 13 Feb 95 01:38:01 EST

**Subject: Graduate Assistantships at Carnegie Mellon**

The Computational Mechanics Laboratory, Dept. of Civil and

Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University seeks

outstanding applicants for doctoral research assistantships in the

area of computational biomechanics.

You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of bioengineers,

computational mechanicists, roboticists, and computer scientists that

has recently been awarded an NSF National Challenge award in the area

of medical robotics. Background and interests in biomechanics and

scientific computing are highly desirable.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your resume and

a brief letter of interest (ascii or postscript) to ghattas@cmu.edu as

soon as possible. Minorities and women are particularly encouraged to

apply.

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From: Marcia Saito <saito@BEST.CIMS.NYU.EDU>

Date: Wed, 15 Feb 1995 15:55:48 -0500 (EST)

**Subject: Position at NYU Courant Institute**

NEW YORK UNIVERSITY

The Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

New York University/the Courant Institute anticipate at least one

interdisciplinary faculty position in the biosciences, to begin as early

as September 1995. The appointment may be at either a junior or senior

level, with some preference for a senior scientist. Applicants should

have outstanding research accomplishments in one of the biosciences, with

interdisciplinary, computational, and mathematical interests.

Applications should be addressed to: Frances Adamo, Courant Institute of

Mathematical Sciences, 251 Mercer Street, New York, NY 10012. New York

University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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From: Geometry Center <mbp@geom.umn.edu>

Date: Thu, 16 Feb 95 11:07:21 -0600

**Subject: Position at Minnesota's Geometry Center**

Technical Research Staff

The Geometry Center

University of Minnesota

The Geometry Center is an NSF Science and Technology Research

Center at the University of Minnesota. The Center has a unified

mathematics computing environment supporting math and computer

science research, mathematical visualization, software and tool

development, application development, video animation production, and

K-16 math education and research.

The Geometry Center is seeking candidates to fill up to two

technical research staff positions. The individuals will perform the

following functions:

* Develop interactive software and educational modules aimed at

communicating and teaching mathematics to K-16 undergraduate

students; write professional articles about these efforts.

* Lead in the development, release, and distribution of software

tools to assist professional mathematicians in their efforts to

teach, research, and present mathematics more effectively; write

professional articles about these efforts.

* Direct one or more of the following labs: (1) DOS/Windows

mathematical visualization lab, (2) Mac mathematical

visualization lab, (3) mathematical videotape production lab.

* Represent the Geometry Center to the public through speaking and

writing.

* Consult with visiting mathematics researchers working in a wide

variety of areas, assisting them in the use of visualization

equipment and techniques.

* Train and supervise apprentices and undergraduate student

workers who help carry out the above functions.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS:

* Masters degree in mathematics, mathematics education, or computer science

* Experience in using and programming mathematical visualization software

* Experience with Unix and graphics workstations

* Graduate study of some area of mathematics involving visualization

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing

* Ability to work with and supervise others effectively

* Organizational skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

* PhD in mathematics, mathematics education, or computer science

* Experience in teaching mathematics

* Mastery of Mathematica or Maple

* Extensive mathematical visualization and programming experience with

DOS/Windows PCs or Macintosh computers

The salary is negotiable, depending on background and experience.

Positions are annually renewable.

On or before March 15, 1995, applicants should submit (1) vita, (2) a

written statement explaining your interest in and qualifications for

this position, and (3) two letters of recommendation, at least one of

which specifically addresses your qualifications for this position,

to:

Chair, Technical Research Staff Search

Geometry Center

Suite 500, 1300 South Second Street

Minneapolis, MN 55454

For more information about the Geometry Center, see our Web page at

http://www.geom.umn.edu/

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

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